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untrue island

commissioners: commissions east & national trust

artists: robert macfarlane, arnie somogyi and jane & louise wilson

‘Untrue Island' was a series of new commissions by Robert Macfarlane, Arnie Somogyi and Jane & Louise Wilson for Orford Ness, initiated and developed by Commissions East and the National Trust.

A combination of sculpture, musical composition, narration and the real-time sounds of Orford Ness captured the spirit of this constantly changing, evocative and remote location.

The project brought Orford Ness' unique experience to existing and new audiences, communicating the complex landscape and ecology, and the historical significance of the site in a contemporary context.

The project was part of the National Trust's 'Trust New Art' programme and was funded by Arts Council England, the PRS Foundation and the National Trust.

Images: 'Untrue Island' by Arnie Somogyi and Robert Macfarlane.
Photographs: John Griffin.

© Commission Projects 2019